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This validation allows you to fly for remuneration for short term commercial activities, using your ICAO licence.

Who needs to apply?

Holders of an ICAO licence who wish to be paid for short term commercial activities such as:

  • Demonstration flights
  • Ferry flights
  • Test flights


You must hold:

  • a current and valid ICAO licence and medical
  • any class or type ratings you intend to fly with this validation must also be current and valid

You must employed directly or indirectly by:

  • an aircraft manufacturer
  • an aviation authority


Validity period

A maximum of one year.

What else do I need to know?

Please read CAP1443

What do I need to include with my application?

  • Application form SRG2134 with supporting documentation
  • ID (certified copy of passport)
  • Letter of verification from the issuing authority of the pilot’s licence (you will need to contact your issuing authority to get this)
  • Logbook evidence, which must be sent either as: original logbooks (preferred), or certified copies of your logbook pages
  • Evidence of employment

Please make sure all attachments are in PDF format. Any evidence deemed unsuitable will delay your application being processed.

How to apply

Once all of the requirements above have been met, the application should be submitted by email to the address below.

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